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Preview: Blades welcome Wheaties

 Brandon Wheat Kings (23-21-3-4) at Saskatoon Blades (33-13-8-0)
Date | Time | Place  Sunday, Feb. 10th | 4:00 p.m | SaskTel Centre
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Today is a Mosaic Family Sunday, so bring your skates and join the Blades on the ice after the game! 

Tale of the Tape

Saskatoon Blades(33-13-8-0 – 74pts)
2nd – East Division 2nd – Eastern Conference
PP– 49/231 = 21.2% (13th in WHL)
PK– 141/177 = 79.7% (9th in WHL)
Last 5: (4-0-1-0) Streak: (7-0-2-0)

Brandon Wheat Kings (23-21-3-4 – 53pts)
4th – East Division 9th – Eastern Conference
PP– 45/200 = 22.5% (8th in WHL)
PK– 137/194 = 70.6% (21st in WHL)
Last 5: (3-2-0-0)  Streak: (1-0-0-0)

 

Tonight…

The Blades will look to make it 4 wins in a row while extending their point streak to 10 games (7-0-2-0). Saskatoon still remains 6 points ahead of the Moose Jaw Warriors in the East Division… the Warriors have 3 games in hand and are also in action today in Calgary. Meanwhile, the Wheat Kings are trying to get back into the playoff picture, trailing the Calgary Hitmen by 6 points for the final wild card spot in the East.

The last game…

Max Gerlach and Gary Haden each had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win last night in Swift Current. Nolan Maier picked up career win #50 thanks to a 24 save effort. Riley McKay and Cyle McNabb had the other goals for Saskatoon while Dawson Davidson also had 2 points in the win. The Wheaties are also coming off a win over the Broncos… a 3-2 shootout decision on Friday in Brandon.

Head to head…

This is Brandon’s final trip to Saskatoon in the regular season; the Blades lead the 6-game series 3-0-1-0. The most recent meeting was this past Tuesday in Brandon; the Blades won 7-3. Max Gerlachand Gary Hadenlead the Blades offense in the season series with 6 points each. Brandon captain Stelio Mattheos leads the Wheaties with 8 points vs the Blades.

Who’s hot…

Dawson Davidson had another 2 assists last night, his 2nd straight multi-point game. Max Gerlach has goals in 5 straight games and Gary Haden had 1G-1A last night.

Download & view the full game notes: game notes vs BDN Feb10

 

 

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